Movies like Pavement

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Pavement (2002)
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Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this is a serial killer choosing victims at random, but Sam and Buckley discover a pattern involving health personnel who work in neonatal intensive care. Doctors aren't supposed to play god, but someone's decision years before has driven a killer over the brink. Can they find him?
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, vengeance, psychopath, mystery, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, amateur detective, animal life, law enforcement, police investigation, swat team, crimes, who done it, dangerous attraction, mind game, lone wolves, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, reluctant partners, danger, deadly, chases and races, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, alaska, usa, san francisco, south africa

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Most similar movies to Pavement

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation and psychopath mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Pavement: The Rosary Murders (1987), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), The Gunman (2004), Chasing Ghosts (2005), Skeletons in the Closet (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, moral dilemma, church, haunted by the past, clergy, uncover truth, legal, investigation, mystery, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 451
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, who done it, vigilantism, murder, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, manhunt, police investigation, psychopath, riddles and clues, law enforcement, track down, rivalry, mystery, one last job, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, mental illness, who done it, prison ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, mystery, single parent, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 690
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, mind game, murder, who done it, track down, partners against crime, master criminal, fall in love, terminal illness, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 2K
After Alice (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the psychopath's bloody reign of terror continues, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, supernatural ability, police investigation, mind game, riddles and clues, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, rivalry, murder, psychic ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, psychopath, manhunt, police investigation, law enforcement, mystery, mind game, rivalry, woman in danger, murder, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, investigation, mentally unstable, police investigation, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, police detective, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, crimes, vengeance, obsession, uncover truth, ex cop, death of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: serious, scary, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 180
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, psychopath, police investigation, rivalry, heist, bank, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, family conflict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 3K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, murder, investigation, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life, schoolgirl ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, moral dilemma, rivalry, law enforcement, mind game, crimes, haunted by the past, introspection, siblings relations, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 3K
Freeze Frame (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, mental illness, police investigation, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 2.0
 1K
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, mind game, stalking, woman in danger, figment, who done it ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.5
 213
Quiet Kill (2004)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, love affair, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, serial killer, who done it, couples, psychopath, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 8K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, haunted by the past, manipulation, psychopath, mystery, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, life is a bitch, police investigation, chase, mind game, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, violence, serial murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 1K
The Barber (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, serial killer, small town, investigation, isolation, murder, mystery, social relations, small town sheriff, darkness, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, murder, serial killer, woman in danger, haunted by the past, vengeance, abduction, monologue, videotaping, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, serial killer, murderous pair, strangulation, psychopath, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.0
 235
Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, race against time, homicide detective, prostitute, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, who done it, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, serial killer, uncover truth, psychopath, mystery, law enforcement, legal, crimes, manhunt, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, woman in danger, police investigation, law enforcement, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, amateur detective, journalism, mind game, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.9
 562
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, photographer, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dangerous attraction, manipulation, crimes, betrayal, mystery, serial killer, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.5
 365
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, police corruption, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, partners against crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%